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milnoc

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reply to Guspaz

Re: Hard Drive Deals

Ordered the 60GB and 240GB 330 from Newegg. The 60GB will be used as an OS/boot drive for a desktop system, and the 240GB will be used as a dedicated drive in my Asus netbook. I often use that netbook in areas where a mechanical drive could be vulnerable to shocks.

$227 with taxes and delivery. I would have preferred lower, but SSD prices don't seem to want to drop any lower at this point.
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»sourcecdn.ncix.com/ncix-blackfriday-preview/

$69.99 Seagate 2TB Barracude 7200RPM

I'll be getting one that is for sure. Nice to see the ole 2TB price back again!



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said by creed3020:

»sourcecdn.ncix.com/ncix-blackfriday-preview/

$69.99 Seagate 2TB Barracude 7200RPM

I'll be getting one that is for sure. Nice to see the ole 2TB price back again!

* Very limited quantities available.... Good luck
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creed3020
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True, but I'm not worried because I just noticed NewEgg.ca has the same deal:

»www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as···22148834



Gone
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reply to HiVolt

TigerDirect has 3TB Seagates on for $89. In-store only though, which kind of screws up my plans



vue666
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reply to elwoodblues

8gbs (2x4gb) Kingstons DDR3 - $29.99 after instant savings...

»www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/···dara.com



Styvas
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said by Gone:

TigerDirect has 3TB Seagates on for $89. In-store only though, which kind of screws up my plans

I might go in on my lunch and pick that up. How badly do you want one? Are you in Hamilton often? I could get one and hold onto it for you until you are up my way.
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Styvas
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I just realized, that's an internal, isn't it. Doesn't stop me from getting one for you, but I'm looking for external for myself.



Gone
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I actually want three of them.

Not in Hamilton often enough, unfortunately. If you were the other direction in Rochester I'd be there this weekend though, haha.

I'll wait to see if they have something online, even if it's $10 more for $99.99 it's still a deal.



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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

TigerDirect has 3TB Seagates on for $89. In-store only though, which kind of screws up my plans

Sweet! I need 4 of those for my RAID solution.
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FaxCap

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reply to elwoodblues

Tried to grab one of those Intel 330 SSD at 6am this morning...sold out.

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milnoc

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Actually, I find 120 and 180 GB sizes rather awkward. I either need a little or a lot of storage depending if I'm using the drive in a dedicated appliance or as mass storage for very large files. I can never work with a size that's "in between."
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Anav
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Yeah DDR3 ram sales up the ying yang but what about us ole farts wanting DDR2 :-(



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said by Anav:

Yeah DDR3 ram sales up the ying yang but what about us ole farts wanting DDR2 :-(

Damn rights! I need new beads on my abacus!!!

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creed3020
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reply to Gone

Is that advertised online too? I cannot find any deal like that on their webpage.


GoRaptors

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reply to elwoodblues

Still looking for a great quality SSD in the $60 range.

Any deals yet in that price range? It's all I can afford at the moment.

Greatly appreciated super thanks in advance! :P! !
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Styvas
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said by GoRaptors:

Still looking for a great quality SSD in the $60 range.

Any deals yet in that price range? It's all I can afford at the moment.

Greatly appreciated super thanks in advance! :P! !

Tiger Direct appears to be selling the OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 Solid State Drive - 120GB, 2.5", SATA III on Friday only for $49.99.

Not sure if those specs or brand match what you're looking for, but I just thought I'd pass it along. I don't think anyone has posted it yet.

[edit: there's no direct link. It came in an email flyer I received]
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Guspaz
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OCZ would fail the first part of the "great quality SSD for under $60" requirement.
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Gone
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said by Guspaz:

OCZ would fail the first part of the "great quality SSD for under $60" requirement.

"Great quality SSD for under $60" is a misnomer. Quality. Price. Performance. Pick two.


milnoc

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My next target are WD Red drives. I'll need 3 2TB models for three machines that run 24 hours. I'm hoping they'll drop a bit lower than $119.
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Guspaz
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Not necessarily, you can get a great quality SSD for around $60. They just won't be very large. The smallest Intel 330 (60GB) goes for $65 in Canada, which isn't far off. But that's a bad deal considering the 240GB model is 4x the capacity at barely more than 2x the price.
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milnoc

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Not much you can do about that. Smaller capacity drives have always been disproportionately more expensive per GB than their larger size counterparts, both SSD and mechanical.
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Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
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reply to elwoodblues

Canada Computers will have Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 on sale for $90 tomorrow, 5 per customer.

Also OCZ Agility 3 480GB for $260, ADATA SX900 256GB for $150 (54-58 cents per GB)



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said by Last Parade:

Canada Computers will have Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 on sale for $90 tomorrow, 5 per customer.

Picked up 2 in Oct, I may pick up more from CC, thx for the tip.
BUT
These just came off sale @ ncix on the last week of Oct for $128.99/ea GRRRRRR.

Also, is it true that for SSD drives, you can fill them to only 50% else you get performance issues?
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Last Parade

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said by EUS:

Also, is it true that for SSD drives, you can fill them to only 50% else you get performance issues?

no


Anav
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Although the vertex 4s are from my limited research the first OCZ drives that are competitive with all the others in terms of performance. Their reliability is unknown.



Gone
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said by Guspaz:

Not necessarily, you can get a great quality SSD for around $60. They just won't be very large.

Performance and capacity, in this context, are interchangeable. $60 for a 60GB SSD is not cheap. Either way, you're only getting two of things I listed, not three.


Gone
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said by Anav:

Although the vertex 4s are from my limited research the first OCZ drives that are competitive with all the others in terms of performance.

... what? Your research is defective. All of OCZ's SSDs have performed extremely well, but the controller plays the biggest role in performance and for that reason you'll typically find drives with the same controller and the same type of flash all performing the same. There are some obvious exceptions, such as Intel's Sandforce drives, but in those cases Intel has gone out of their way to rig the shit out of the controller's firmware and that typically doesn't happen with other companies that do Sandforce drives.

The difference with the Vertex 4 is that it uses an Indilinx controller and that company was purchased by OCZ a while back. For what it's worth, OCZ tried to buy Sandforce, to which Sandforce said no. There are many situations where the Vertex 4 can end up being slower than the Sandforce-based Vertex 3. Anyone running a current-gen Sandforce drive would be silly to "upgrade" to any of OCZ's Indilinx stuff.


FaxCap

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reply to elwoodblues

"If" OCZ is still in business.

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Devanchya
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can't believe I did this, but I just grabbed a 3TB Seagate from NCIX for $89.

Not a clue what these "points" are suppose to be good for.
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